Humanoid robots work side by side with employees in the assembly line at a factory in Japan. Reuters/Issei Kato

Watch IndustriALL’s World Conference on Industry 4.0 on Facebook Live

23.10.2017

IndustriALL’s World Conference on Industry 4.0 taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, this week will be streamed live on Facebook. The Conference on Thursday 26 October and Friday 27 October will debate the implications of Industry 4.0 on trade unions and sustainable industrial policy. 

Keynote speakers include Francisco Betti from the World Economic Forum, Deborah Greenfield, Deputy Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Wolfgang Lemb from IndustriALL’s German affiliate, IG Metall. Panel discussions will include debates on Industry 4.0 with ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow and Luc Triangle from industriAll Europe, as well as representatives of IndustriALL affiliates from all corners of the globe.

Conference themes include:

  • Future of production
  • Anticipated labour and social impacts of Industry 4.0
  • Case studies on the impacts of Industry 4.0 in developed and developing countries
  • Impact of Industry 4.0 on IndustriALL sectors
  • Formulating a global policy and action plan on Industry 4.0

A DRAFT discussion document "The Challenge of Industry 4.0 and the demand for new answers" has been prepared in advance of the conference and can be found here. Input from the conference will be included in the final version.

Watch the live stream from 9am on Thursday 26 October on our Facebook page.